Deinstitutionalisation in Hungary

Support for the assessment of the calls for proposals and selected projects



Magdi Birtha


The European Strategic and Investment Funds (ESIF) support two operational programmes to transform institutional care to community-based services (deinstitutionalisation) in Hungary. The programmes aim to ensure the deinstitutionalisation of 10,000 persons with disabilities through the ESIF funds. The purpose of this project was to provide support to DG EMPL for the assessment of the calls for proposals and selected projects for deinstitutionalisation in Hungary.


As part of the expert assignment, data was collected through desk research, stakeholder interviews and field research. The final report assesses the compliance of the projects selected under OP call 2.2.2 with international human rights law, in particular with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), describes the current bottlenecks hampering an effective implementation of ESIF support for deinstitutionalisation in Hungary and provides feasible recommendations on planned interventions under OP call 2.2.5. 

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European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


02/2019 – 10/2019